Role of Hunting to Conservation
This section (Role of Hunting to Conservation) and the next (Value of Hunting to Hunters) distinguish between the role regulated hunting as a service to society in furthering conservation and what the hunting experience means to the individual hunter.
Regulated hunting has been the cornerstone and most important conservation development in the 20th Century and continues to be the leading contributor to conservation as man enters the 21st Century. Hunting is an exceptional form of sustainable use that has been proven to create conservation stakeholders, to stimulate conservation incentives and generate operating revenue for conservation budgets; hence, is one of the foremost forces for conservation.
"Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest." -Aldo Leopold
The Conservation Role, Relevance and Service of Regulated Hunting Today
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Benefits of Hunting
The Conservation Imperative (TCI) Video Links showing the benefits of hunting:
Loved to Death?
Bringing Bighorns Back from the Brink
Partner With A Payer
Rhino in Crisis: A Blueprint for Survival
Custodians of Wilderness: The Zambezi Delta
Custodians of Wilderness: Ethiopia
Custodians of Wilderness: Tanzania https://vimeo.com/user17366897/review/150786530/efddf26820
Custodians of Wilderness: The Zambezi Valley
The Fate of the African Lion: Bubye Valley Conservancy https://vimeo.com/user17366897/review/152672913/0f6b822f43
The Fate of the African Lion: Kenya https://vimeo.com/user17366897/review/152939461/a5ed8b5dc0
The Fate of the African Lion: Tanzania
The Fate of the African Lion: Niassa Reserve, Mozambique https://vimeo.com/user17366897/review/152695012/8f5f5b8ea2
The Tanzania Safari Operators Enhancement Report
The Elephant and the Pauper http://vimeo.com/user17366897/review/116473289/88ae4be861
The Suleiman Markhor of Pakistan
" Hunting and fishing are fundamental parts of Idaho's incredible outdoor lifestyle. It's a past-time and a passion that drives wildlife and habitat conservation efforts while creating jobs and economic opportunity for thousands of our citizens. Most importantly, it's a funding system that works to sustain and improve the resources as well as the people who cherish it." - Idaho Governor Otter. Please see the official Proclamation below